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Global Perspective: What the world values, in one chart

Global Perspective: What the world values, in one chart | People Data, Infographics & Sweet Stats | Scoop.it
The Inglehart-Welzel map offers a global look at our values and beliefs.

     

Two professors, however, are finding ways to compare how our values differ on a global scale.


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...[the] y-axis, emphasize religion, traditional family values, parent-child ties, and nationalism. The x-axis tracks survival values versus self-expression... 

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Using data from the World Values Survey (WVS), professors Ronald Inglehart of the University of Michigan and Christian Welzel of Germany's Luephana University created this amazing Cultural Map of the World.

      

According to WVS, traditional values (the bottom of the y-axis) emphasize religion, traditional family values, parent-child ties, and nationalism. Those with these values tend to reject abortion, euthanasia, and divorce. On the other hand, those with secular rational values (the top of the y-axis) place less preference on religion and traditional authority, and are more accepting of abortion and divorce.

        

The x-axis tracks survival values versus self-expression values. Survival values emphasize economic and physical security and are linked with ethnocentrism and low levels of tolerance. Self-expression values, according to WVS, "give high priority to environmental protection, growing tolerance of foreigners, gays and lesbians and gender equality, and rising demands for participation in decision-making in economic and political life."

     

The map, known as the Inglehart-Welzel map, was published in 2010, and was based on data published by the WVS between 1995 and 2009. The WVS "is the largest non-commercial, cross-national, time series investigation of human beliefs and values ever executed," according to its website. It's been around since 1981 and has surveyed over 400,000 respondents in more than 100 countries.


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Deb Nystrom, REVELN's insight:

This is useful for widening our perspective of the world and our context for how we think about issues and community.  ~  Deb

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More seniors are carrying student loan debt into retirement

More seniors are carrying student loan debt into retirement | People Data, Infographics & Sweet Stats | Scoop.it
Borrowers over the age of 65 held six times as much in federal student loans in 2013 as they did in 2005.


The GAO report cited a number of reasons why older Americans might still be paying off student loans even as they’re gearing up for retirement. The majority of the college debt carried into retirement, about 80 percent, came from loans seniors took out for their own education.

  • Some of the loans may have been taken out to pay for graduate or continuing education courses required by their jobs, the report notes. 
  • The remaining 20 percent of the debt was for loans people took out for their children or other dependents.

...The report notes that the debt may cause bigger setbacks for seniors than it does for younger people.

Such debt can reduce net worth and income, thereby diminishing overall retirement financial security. Student loan debt held by older Americans can be especially daunting because unlike other types of debt, it generally cannot be discharged in bankruptcy...
Deb Nystrom, REVELN's insight:

This is another sign of trouble based in the high costs of higher education.  Take a look at the charts and changes, and you'll see that this is another after effect of the disruption to many lives due to the 2008 financial meltdown and ensuing recession that lingers today.  ~  D

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2014 Edelman Trust Barometer - Global Results, Highlights, Slideshare

The 2014 Edelman Trust Barometer is the firm’s 14th annual exploration of trust. We survey 33,000 people (27,000 General Public and 6,000 Informed Public respondents) in 27 markets around the world.

Highlights:

 A key finding:  once again, public trust in governments around the world trails far behind trust in business.


  • The ‘trust gap’ has increased markedly in the 2014 findings compared to 2013 – now a 14-point gap.


The biggest trust-building opportunity comes in the categories of engagement and integrity.   More about that is here, connected with social media communication.


Highlights from Nevillehobson.com:


  • Business is now expected to play a much bigger role around the debate and design of regulation as 79 percent of those surveyed believe government should not be working alone when setting policy.
    
  • A majority of respondents (84 percent) believe that business can pursue its self-interest while doing good work for society.
    

There is call for more regulation in several industries including:

  • financial services (53 percent), 
  • energy (51 percent) and 
  • food and beverage (48 percent).
      
  • Trust in CEOs has plateaued, and while they have recovered from a low of 31 percent in 2009 to 43 percent this year they still rank seventh out of eight, sitting only above government official (36 percent), as most credible spokesperson.
     
  • Academics (67 percent) and technical experts (66 percent), a “person like yourself” (62 percent) and employees (52 percent) continue to be far more trusted. 

    

  • CEOs can build trust in themselves and their companies by communicating clearly and transparently (82 percent), telling the truth regardless of how unpopular it is (81 percent) and engaging regularly with employees (80 percent).
        
  • Globally, family-owned (71 percent) and small- and medium-sized businesses (68 percent) are more trusted than big business (61 percent).


Deb Nystrom, REVELN's insight:

Continuing global strife as well as USA political sqabbling continued to affect public trust, now more than ever.  ~  D

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Best Times to Send Email for Opens and Click-Throughs [Infographic]

Best Times to Send Email for Opens and Click-Throughs [Infographic] | People Data, Infographics & Sweet Stats | Scoop.it
Email Marketing - To find out what times during the day are best for email opens and click-throughs, GetResponse analyzed 21 million messages sent from US accounts during the first quarter of 2012. ...


Email has the potential to deliver a strong ROI for marketers, though the precise response rates depend on a number of factors including the subject line, type of offers and the time of day the email is sent.

Deb Nystrom, REVELN's insight:

Handy reference, both the infographic and the May 2013 referring article, with 6 case studies.  Enjoy! ~  Deb

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The Great Wage Slowdown of the 21st Century and the Loss of our Education Edge

The Great Wage Slowdown of the 21st Century and the Loss of our Education Edge | People Data, Infographics & Sweet Stats | Scoop.it
The typical family makes less than the typical family did 15 years ago — which hadn’t been true since the Depression.


Even as the unemployment rate has fallen in the last few years, wage growth has remained mediocre. Last week’s jobs report offered the latest evidence: The jobless rate fell below 6 percent, yet hourly pay has risen just 2 percent over the last year, not much faster than inflation. The combination has puzzled economists and frustrated workers.

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....educational attainment has slowed so much that the United States has lost its once-enormous global lead.

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...On the growth side, ...both energy and education have been problems. The cost of energy [has] returned to its post-1970s norm in recent years and acted like a tax on the rest of the economy. Education, ...is the lifeblood of economic growth, allowing people to do entirely new tasks (cure a disease, invent the Internet) or to do old ones with less time and expense. Yet educational attainment has slowed so much that the United States has lost its once-enormous global lead.

[Also, health costs are an issue.] ...It’s no accident that the best period of wage growth in the last 40 years – the late 1990s – was also a period of quiescent health inflation.


...The political turmoil isn’t likely to end until the economic reality changes.


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Deb Nystrom, REVELN's insight:

These are short term and long term problems that will exist long beyond 2 and 4 year terms in office.  It remains to be seen what will make the difference in wages, jobs, business creation and overall well-being of Americans, especially considering the high cost of US higher education.  Germany is making a big change in education.  Maybe there are lessons for us there, as there are for energy costs, and elsewhere for health care costs.  ~  D

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Follow the Money: Updated Map of America's GDP Split in Half, Detroit Makes the List

Follow the Money:  Updated Map of America's GDP Split in Half, Detroit Makes the List | People Data, Infographics & Sweet Stats | Scoop.it

"This map splits America's GDP in two and shows just how reliant the US economy is on just a few of its largest cities."

    

Half the country's economic activity is represented by the blue area, and the other half is represented by the orange area. As you can see if is far from an even split.

     

50% of all the money generated in the United States comes from a tiny proportion of the country in geographical terms. It is of course much more of an even split in terms of population.

     

The biggest economic contribution is coming from traditional economic power houses including New York, Los Angeles, Pittsburgh and Miami. Detroit's presence may surprise some as the city's economy has hardly been thriving in recent year, ,s.

     

This map was created using Department of Commerce statistics for 2013.

Deb Nystrom, REVELN's insight:

GDP is Gross Domestic Product.  Elsewhere commenters have said this explains flight paths in the US.

From the comments:    Working image link here: http://www.expertmarket.us/sites/default/files/filemanager/US-Economic-Activity-In-Half.png


~  Deb

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Apple's iPad and the 13 dwarfs | Fortune Tech

Apple's iPad and the 13 dwarfs | Fortune Tech | People Data, Infographics & Sweet Stats | Scoop.it

The iPad's share of tablet Web traffic edged up in May. The others are going nowhere.


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, is a mobile ad networks that runs about 4 billion spots per month across 300,000 websites in the U.S. and Canada and -- shades of the N.S.A. --  collects metadata on some tens of millions of tablet Web impressions.


Link to the full report: May 2013 Tablet Update.

Deb Nystrom, REVELN's insight:

I checked my own Google analystics today, and page after PAGE of device choices from all over the world as well as the majority of visits in the USA, were made from an Apple iPad.  More than any laptop, computer or mobile phone device.



I'll post more info next week via a Tech Tuesday blog post on REVELN.  

~  Deb

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Creative Engagement Case Study: Caterpillar & Kenexa | Interactive Study

Creative Engagement Case Study: Caterpillar & Kenexa | Interactive Study | People Data, Infographics & Sweet Stats | Scoop.it
Learn how CAT makes an investment for the long-haul with engaged employees. It's all part of a Smarter Workforce.


Employee engagement had a direct impact on business performance.


The study found that highly engaged dealer branches had significantly better results when measuring it against six key business metrics (safety, quality, attrition, customer loyalty, technician productivity and financial vs. targeted financials).


Highly engaged branches:

• Met or exceeded quarterly financial targets 40% more often than dealers who reported lower levels of engagement

• Recorded a higher level of customer loyalty by 5.3 %

• Had a 71% lower voluntary turnover rate

Deb Nystrom, REVELN's insight:

This creative scroll-down case study focuses on engagement of front line staffer and how they make a difference in a recent study.  

How does that compare to recent CEO moves by Best Buy and Yahoo?  (See Change Leadership Watch.)


~ Deb

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